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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis


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Black Francis

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Black Francis

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    Popularity
  2.   Lolita
  3.   Ghost Coming
  4.   You're Gonna Pay
  5.   The Conjuring
  6.   All Around the World
  7.   Captain Pasty
  8.   Tight Black Rubber
  9.   Discotheque 36
  10.   Threshold Apprehension
  11.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  12.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  13.   She Took All the Money
  14.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  15.   Test Pilot Blues
  16.   Bluefinger
  17.   Talking
  18.   Svn Fngrs
  19.   The Maharal
  20.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  21.   Get Away Oil
  22.   Wild Son
  23.   Six Legged Man
  24.   O My Tidy Sum
  25.   Lake of Sin
  26.   Dead Man's Curve
  27.   The Seus
  28.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  29.   Test Pilot Blues
  30.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  31.   Bluefinger
  32.   Nonstoperotik
  33.   Little Stars Theme
  34.   Tight Black Rubber
  35.   Cinema Star
  36.   Lolita
  37.   Discotheque 36
  38.   Astaroth
  39.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  40.   Gyaneshwar
  41.   Wheels
  42.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  43.   When I Go Down on You
  44.   Virginia Reel
  45.   Bad News
  46.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  47.   The Flower Song
  48.   Band Intro
  49.   Captain Pasty
  50.   The Obedient Servant
  51.   She Took All The Money
  52.   Abbabubba
  53.   Rabbits
  54.   Stars
  55.   Makanujo
  56.   The Word (Reprise)
  57.   Serious Curious
  58.   Custom All the Way
  59.   Polly's Into Me
  60.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  61.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  62.   Corrina
  63.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  64.   Il Cuchaiao
  65.   Alabaster
  66.   Polly's into Me
  67.   Miriam and Florian
  68.   The Water
  69.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  70.   All in My Mind
  71.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  72.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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